tekio

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  1. One of my friends had an XPS 13. I managed to get OSX, Linux and Windows to triple boot on it. With OSX, I had to enable legacy mode for the boot loader need for a Hackintosh. However, with Linux Mint, I could boot through USB by just disabling secure boot. I think secure boot will just boot from known images, to avoid booting from USB that can load kernel mode malware from the USB firmware.
  2. With only one box, you'll want to run Virtual Box or another virtual solution. To learn security, you wan to learn as many operating systems as possible. Honestly, instead of an i3 -or- i5, I'd get a AMD 8core for the money. IMO, when investing in a new machine, I always get the biggest baddest CPU, then build around that. Don't get an i3. They are slow and under perform. For about $20 more than a 3.2Ghz i5, you could get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113346 Or you could save $100, and put in another 8GB of RAM and get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327 Again, you'll need a graphics card too, as those AMD's are not an APU. Here's a decent AMD with a GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113360 That's only quad core (still WAY better than an i3 for running VM's), though. If you want to set up a lab with only one computer, you will want to be able to run at least two virtual machines and the guest o/s at once. So... you'll want as many cores and as much RAM as possible. The i5 will probably benchmark higher than a six core AMD. BUT the six core AMD would probably perform way better for running virtual machines. Most benchmarking software is tested for gaming performance. Also, the i3 will be pretty slow. It is a hyper threaded dual core. I'd consider a quad core AMD before an i3. Also the i3 has not crypto engine for AES, etc... like an i5. So if you ever want to start playing around cracking stuff, the i3 will be REALLY slow. You'd need a graphics card too though. Honestly, I'd probably run Linux as my main o/s and then run Win7 in a Virtual machine. 8GB of RAM is fine, as is a 250GB HDD. I'd have the following running in a virtual machine: - Kali Linux - Win7 or Win8 - FreeBSD - Windows Server 2008 (or newer) - OS X (look around and you can find preconfiguredVM's for OS X) If you can get an AMD quad-core CPU with an integrated GPU and 16GB of RAM, that might me good as well. In an ideal world you'd just get an i7, but those are pretty pricey. About two years ago, I picked up an i7 2600K of ebay at a good price. To this day, it still rocks and has plenty speed for anything. I over clocked it to 3.8Ghz and love decompressing large archived files, just to watch how speedy fast it is.
  3. A modem will usually beep, to initiate a response on a dead line. A dead line meaning no carrier has responded when the phone is picked up. If you listen when a person picks up, the modem will beep to try and initiate the handshake. Probably nothing will happen, you were correct. Unless the telco company gets a lot of complaints. I don't think the average person knows they can fill out a complaint with the FCC. I was just saying, drawing the least amount of attention is best. Especially when curiosity can cross the line of legality, in the eyes of the law. Yes, randomizing is a big help. Great for pointing that out. It's really suspicious when a business has 10 different number like: 5110 - 5119 and all of them ring, one right after the other. I think a business would be most likely to complain anyway. I never knew about the PSAP. I can see war dialing emergency lines as a big issue with the FCC. Haha!
  4. *67,<phone number> The Hayes AT Command Set recognizes that as a two second pause. *67,5551212 -vs- *675551212 https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form1088.action http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view;jsessionid=pM4qPCZfC6D1tXGn3kyyJ5x3qF5zmPr1LYR3JmTZWNhpDYYh8kP5!1471562840!-321460796?id=6514382495 I'd limit my activities. No need to draw attention where it's not needed.
  5. Season 1, Episode 3 of Halt and Catch Fire: cannot decide on this on this show. A hot chic that write BIOS code does something for me though....

  6. The *67 just blocks caller ID on some local carriers. Find out who your local carrier at home is, then find out what key combo thy use to block caller ID. Keep in mind, this only blocks caller ID and does not work for ANI. I read about spoofing ANI back in the 90's and it was pretty difficult, I didn't have the means or technical knowledge to it at the time. So... just keep in mind, blocking caller ID is different form ANI which is used by most commercial telco equipment. Use a comma after each code in your modem string to create a pause.: 67,5551234 Also, you are not anonymous at all. You can bet your number is popping up on a list with your local exchange carrier if you dial too many calls with your war dialer. So, I'd keep it at hour sessions at the longest and divided those out for at least 24hrs. I've heard stories of telco company security agents teamed up with law enforcement showing up for nothing more than war dialing. I've done it though, and never had that happen. But just be aware it is possible to happen. War dialing is fun to say the least. I've some across some pretty cool stuff. Just know you're not anonymous at all from your own phone line. And bet that the telcos have lists that automagically call their attention when a ling war dialing session is going on. EDIT: fuck auto-correct on a computer. Haha!
  7. In all honesty, as crooked as they are, that can charge as much as they want. Be happy with what you have, while it lasts. You might be able to use a sling box, but might as well just pay for the service rather than spend money to steal it. Could you carry the box downstairs? Then back upstairs when you're up there? I mean it's free, and its a cable box? Right?
  8. You can speak Spanish. I think a majority of people here speak English though. Welcome!
  9. Interesting. I actually worked in a N.O.C. for a company that offered fault-tolrance for high speed ISP's (between them and content providers). We relayed Internet traffic for various businesses; including ISP's, and telco companies over our high speed satellite network. It was basically an alternative to slower frame-relay links, and fault-tolrant for content & service providers. EDIT: when I say fault-tolrance, I mean link saturation as well as a failed backbone link.
  10. This controversy is really nothing new. Cable companies have been fighting regulation since the Nixon administration. Back then it was their ability to pick and choose broadcasting for consumers (if a cable company chose to, they could kill companies like HBO, MTV, Showtime, etc... by choosing not to carry it), rise rates without bias to profits/loss (milking customers). The most recent deregulations were (in the mid 80's and early 90's) were based on the arguments (from cable companies) deregulation would promote competition and be best for consumers. Back in the 70's raising rates on cable T.V. was just like a power company or gas company raising rates on utility services. It had to by proven as necessary and needed. If I'm correct, Congress has stepped in more than once to stop services from inflating do to (pretty much) a monopoly. As far as competition, AT&T's network was the only one that was larger and could compete. It was purchased and merged with Comcast. EDIT (again): I mean before the Department of Justice stepped in, look at how much it cost to make a phone call when the phone system was not regulated? 20 some odd years later, after Ma Bell/AT&T was forced to break up, we make phone calls on cell phones to from California to New York cheaper than costed to call a neighboring city that was "on a different exchange".
  11. *reinvesting
  12. Haha! As a customer, I look at Comcasts profits, and see that they are operating at less than 30% net profits, I say it's an upgrade needed for operations. Kind of like McDonalds whining that they don't have enough cows to keep up with people ordering Big Mac's. More customers eating more cows, means new farms to raise cattle. Not cry because paying customers are eating all your food. EDIT: don't you think spending billions reinventing in company stock instead of upgrading their network to handle Netflix "demand", shows they are putting assurances in a lot of future profit growth without upgrading to meet consumer demand?
  13. Glitch: Comcast's net earnings have increased dramatically over the few past years, with the proliferation for services like Netflix. Let's be honest; how many people that can pay $90 per month for high-speed internet and a 1080p big screen T.V. (that will take advantage of the highest quality video offered) can sit home and watch streaming movies all day long? Not many. They usually have jobs that require sleep, being at work, and commuting time. Not mention a family to take of as well. Also it brings into play, services like Crackle. IMO Crackle is an awesome service, with content probably better than Netflix or Hulu Plus. That is an example of a service that will just die a quick painful death. We are the ones who will suffer, the consumer. It will put Netflix in another monopoly of situation. Either way it sucks consumers are in a position where the government regulations are need. Historically that works out great for people with political clout or can afford a congressman in their pocket.
  14. It is not all based on what the FCC wants to do. It is also based on what consumers demand. Consumers have two ways of fighting: - give lobbyists to shmooze and promote their cause - go to a vendor offering better services and pricing Honestly, I don't think giving power to FCC is the answer either. It all boils down to the fact, consumers need a choice. If you don't like service somewhere, go somewhere else. Same can be said for services. That is difficult in a Monopoly by Situation. I really could not see them exiting too many markets. Need for Internet access is not going to decline in the near future. I know Google is talking about satellite ISP service. But that does not do much good, if I need Internet access in the next five years. Even so, Satellite has many shortcoming. The state I live in, Google does offer fiber in some areas. However, that is minimum, since county and city law prohibit them, Verizon, AT&T, or any other provider to lay fiber optics. Only Comcast can access city infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, etc). The ISP's are going to have a difficult time complaining. Comacast, the USA's largest provider posted; profits of revenue increased nearly 14% last quarter alone, and earnings per share went up 33%. That is after Comcast spent over 10 billion repurchasing company shares. To top, profits are not really dented by operating costs, like Boeing, etc..... Saying that any form of continuing net-neutrality will eat into profits is gonna be a tough sale, at the least. As far as the original link, I think the OP failed to realize something: even if browsers need to keep the source of DRM'd builds closed. They will probably release source for non-DRM'd builds. If you don't want Netflix, don't use a DRM'd build. If you want Netflix, download the DRM'd build, install it in a different folder. Simple? IE, Safari, and probably even Opera (not sure on this one) have been closed source forever. Well, modern day releases, anyway. Much bigger problems like the NSA, Google being an information mining company - disguised as a service provider, Facebook sheeple and mandatory facilities to eavesdrop on conversations... for being Huxled. EDIT: when I mentioned Netflix, I was implying HTML video/media in general. I mean, there will still be alternative to view stuff I will refer to as "open source content" with tradition media players. And who wants to see HTML5 video ads anyway? please don't cut those out of my diet. :-/ EDIT2:
  15. That's what the loss net-nuetrality can result in. Viable? Not today. Possible? Both on a technology front and in the business world. Let's not forget how Microsoft killed Netscape and other companies. It's not that business practices have reformed for MS. More that other technologies have evolved and MS has been thrown of it's thrown. The FCC is not the only problem. Local government is just as bad or worse. Did you know i some cities and counties Comcast has exclusive rights to lay a cable infrastructure? That is because they are a "cable tv" provider and basically pay local cities and county's for those rights. While it buys the local police station nice shiny new vehicles, it sucks for consumers. Customer Service is almost nonexistent because most consumers have no viable option for high speed internet. Where I live we have two choice: - comcast - DSL that is on an infrastructure so old a DSL modem keeps retraining every 5 minutes, and speeds are 1.5Mbs on a good day. That combined with FCC regulations gives provider(s) a "do what ever they want card". Then Comcast is now talking about capping downloads at 250GB per month, not on a "we'll warn you basis.". But on a, "if you really want to use advertised unlimited, you have to pay after 250GB". What can consumers do? Nothing because they are locked into service from both Federal Regulation committees and local county and/or city government.
  16. Killing net-nuetrality really scares me. I can see the Internet becoming like a cable package: for $39.95/ month you get unlimited (search only, Gogole voice needs the VOIP package) Google, Facebook, and streaming Video From CNN (off peak hours) and 2 hrs gaming. The gold package for only $19.995 extra per month; you get 5hrs of gaming on either xBox Gold or Play Station Live, and and 5 hours off peak time streaming. However, if you want to use custom clients to connect on non-standard ports, you'll need a developer package for an extra $10.00 per month. Then an additional $0.25 per connection after the first thousand. Bit-Torrent and Linux downloads are only available on our open-source package for minimum $50 per month.
  17. Sounds pretty cool. The only code that is crappy either doesn't work, or nobody learned from anything from coding it.
  18. Here is a link that covers basics of deleted files, and some info on recovering them: http://www.howtogeek.com/125521/htg-explains-why-deleted-files-can-be-recovered-and-how-you-can-prevent-it/
  19. There are a few good Java based MIB browsers. The most professional one (IMO) is from iReasoning. It is freeware, but does not have as many features as the paid versions.
  20. Dang. You've got some skills!
  21. Google. If you're looking for non-pay, try searching Source Forge.
  22. I haven't had cable for a while. But, I think it was, back in about 2000, when they had the non-interactive information channel -- where it would list the upcoming 2hour time block for all subscriber channels... one day it was broadcasting a kernel panic screen from Amiga Workbench, an old Commodore operating system. I figured out they were running a Video Toaster by Newtek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Toaster). I figure this might doing something similar with Linux. Perhaps the operating system rebooted for some reason and was left with a login prompt. I really don't know a lot about video or why/how they broadcast the screen directly....
  23. Keep trying this, too. You will learn something about unix and maybe even programming doing stuff from source. You need to add C header files, or find your path to them. it's looking for them in the default location of *sys/haeders#
  24. FYI: Windows Server, by default should audit all remote connections to RDP, both failed and successful.
  25. Chicks call it Facebook stalking.... I like to think of it as espionage and cyber-intelligence! :P